water savvy gardens grants
At Urban Utilities, we’re passionate about partnering with the younger generations to deliver community outcomes that support liveable and connected communities and enhance the environment.

This is why we’re offering grants to school students in our service region to transform their school grounds into water-savvy spaces for the whole school community to enjoy.

Our grant application process is open for schools to apply for a grant that will help their school community. Our goal is to help schools make smart water choices through education and awareness.

The grant will help the winning school  to:
  • identify and solve water conservation issues through practical solutions and projects
  • undertake activities to help protect and enhance our natural environment
  • enhance liveability and innovation in our community

2021/2022 Urban Utilities Water-Savvy Greening Grant

Together with our friends at Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) we are supporting one school with a $7000 grant to green up their school grounds.

The greening grant project can provide shade trees, corridor planting around ovals, vegetable gardens, pollinator pathways and much more. The possibilities are endless!

Water saving will be incorporated in designs, species chosen and materials used. The water-savvy greening project will be project managed by B4C after the winning school is selected by Urban Utilities in consultation with B4C.

Water-savvy Greening Grant Timeline 21/22 Date
Applications open 1 October 2021 
Applications close 11 November 2021
Winners announced  12 November 2021
Project completion  Over Summer school holidays
Celebration Term 1 2022

 

Congratulations to our winning school!

Congratulations to Belmont State School for winning the Urban Utilities 2021 Water-savvy Greening Grant! Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) and Urban Utilities look forward to working with your on your sustainable garden and koala corridor in the new year!

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Check out our tips for how to achieve great results without compromising plants and water use!
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The successful applicants will need to agree to terms and conditions including (but not limited to) the below:

  • Urban Utilities grants are available to schools the Urban Utilities service area (Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset).
  • The successful school will provide Urban Utilities with the names of the students leading the project and a teacher/adult point of contact from the school who is overseeing the project.
  • Students and teachers may be photographed/filmed by Urban Utilities for media purposes.
  • The successful school will share their water-savvy project through their communication channels including school newsletters, Facebook pages and website.
  • The successful school will work with us to host a small celebration of your completed project for your local community, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Previous grants

Rock the Toilet Block grant

At Urban Utilities, we’re passionate about partnering with the younger generations to deliver community outcomes that support liveable and connected communities and enhance the environment.  This is why we’re offering two grants to school students in our service region to transform their school toilets into water efficient, appealing and safe places for their fellow students.

The Rock the Toilet Block grant application is now closed.